4 Bed/2 Bath Villa Sleeps 8, Private South Pool surrounded by tropical forest!
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We are Robert & Donna. We are a friendly, outgoing couple from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Western Canada. We have been married for 30 years. Robert designs and builds new houses, and Donna is a very successful recreational travel trailer sales representative. Robert is a creative whiz with a strong design and writing orientation, and Donna is a master chef with a huge library of cookbooks, and a very strong artistic and creative flair as well. We LOVE travelling in Florida, and love our villa located just south of Walt Disney World. We have spent a great deal of time upgrading and tweaking it in order to make our guests feel pampered and comfortable. Without doubt, our villa has the nicest landscaping in our entire subdivision, and one of the most private yard and pool areas to be found in the entire Disney area. We have three (now) adult children, the eldest who worked as a cast member at Epcot in Disney's International Program for a year. Robert is a bit of a theme park buff, and very knowledgeable about the Central Florida area. All of this allows him to provide excellent advice to our villa guests about their trips; what to do, where and when to go, how much time to allow, things suitable for children, etc. We also understand how to 'do' Disney on a small budget, or a big one if that is your taste, and are happy to share our advice and experience with our many guests.
Robert purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Robert chose Thousand Oaks
We first stayed in the area in 2003, and completely fell in love with the place! I timed the drive from the driveway to the parking lot of the Magic Kingdom, and it was under fifteen minutes, yet the villa was located in a very quiet and safe conservation sub-division, that was really hidden out of the way. The homes in the area were not built with no personality and right on top of each other like so many vacation rental developments are. As business owners we were intrigued by the aspects of running a vacation rental business, and began watching the real estate listings for the home we had stayed in, and when it came up for sale (six years later), we bought it! The conservation subdivision where our home is located has a good mix of owner residents and vacation homes, so the area is safe and kept in good repair. It is very beautiful, designed around a central 40 acre lake, and is very pleasant for a morning or evening stroll, when one can enjoy many birds, the odd small wildlife and a pleasant 'Hello' from neighbours. Our particular villa is located at the end of a cul-de-sac, at the end of a 120 ft. driveway, at the edge of the development against virgin tropical forest on the back and side of the home where the pool and lanai are situated. This affords our guests incredible privacy, without being alone in the country.
What makes this Villa unique
There is an absolute joy that permeates our villa. Many of our guests have described it as the most relaxing place they have ever been on a vacation, and it is! Our yard is beautifully landscaped, and our lanai overlooks our enclosed pool area, which opens out to our rear yard, a park-like area featuring thick, lush lawn, palmettos (palm trees), and Florida forest. There is also a small pond out back, just beyond the edge of the yard for added interest. The villa is quiet, comfortable and relaxing, yet it is within 15 minutes drive of everything Walt Disney World has to offer, and Universal Studios, Sea World, (20 minutes) and the new LegoLand (30 minutes) theme parks are all close by as well. Beyond that there are all of the shopping, dining and golf opportunities that one would expect in the No.1 tourist destination in the world! Daytona Beach, Tampa, Clearwater Beach, the Kennedy Space Center are all about an hour's drive away. We have used the villa as a launching point to explore so much of Florida's incredible natural and cultural amenities. One of the very unique benefits our guests enjoy is the very professional level of management and care we bring to the operation of our villa. Each of our guests receive their own personalized web page from which to manage their reservation, allowing them to confirm details, make payments, and download custom maps and other documents we have prepared for our guests, including a detailed home manual. In addition to this, our guests receive a pass code to order genuine theme park tickets online at the guaranteed best price (without hassle or timeshare presentations) which will then be delivered right to the villa free of charge! We take great care of our guests!
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- All periods are subject to seasonal minimum stays, which may be greater than indicated here. Typical minimums are 5-7 nights. See notes under Rates.
- Please Note: A Fully Refundable $500 Account Deposit will be due shortly before arrival. This will be administered separately from HomeAway/VRBO.
- A Damage Waiver may be paid as an alternative to the Account Deposit. In some situations both an Account Deposit and Damage Waiver will be required.
Stayed Jan 22 thru Feb 19. Really enjoyed our stay. Very nice quiet Neighborhood. House was very comfortable as well. Had small problem with the Cable in which Robert was immediately available and was resolved. Really liked the fact that there were Security Cameras OUTSIDE. Did not bother us at all as we appreciated the extra Security. Would recommend to others.
Thank you Jeff & Gail, you were wonderful guests at our Florida home. Jeff provides great communication and it was a real treat to welcome him and Gail to Breezy Oak Villa. If you ever need a reference for another owner please let me know and I would be happy to recommend. Please come back again soon!
My family of four stayed here from Dec 22-Dec29, 2019. We have two girls aged 8 and 11. The place was very clean and the kitchen had anything you would need. We loved having the bar stools and ate they all the time. The beds and pillows were comfy. There was plenty of space so we never felt like we were on top of each other. The master bathroom was awesome, loved having the pool access door for bathroom break while swimming. My kids loved the colour changing light in the pool at night and the games room in the garage. The patio had 4 lounge chairs and a table for 6. We used the Xbox on a couple of occasions. There is a decent library of Disney, and adult vhs movies in the one twin bedroom, although no DVD’s for the living room, no issue for us as we rarely had the TV on. Getting in with the code was a breeze and we easily changed it to our own code after. The backyard is absolutely private and quiet. I would not hesitate to book here again🙂�
Thanks Megan. You really captured many of the things that make Breezy Oak Villa special. Please come back again soon!
Nice but understand the deposit policy
We enjoyed the House, it is very nice. Only issue we had was with the security alarm, as we tried to turn it on when we left but couldn't get to work and didn't see any instructions.
Did not like the security deposit. I knew we had one but did not know until after paid for house that you had to give the deposit 2 weeks before the stay and they will return in 45 days. I am used to a deposit using a pending charge on card and once checked out it is released. This means I have to pay the credit card the amount of deposit now and wait maybe 2 billing cycles before I get it returned.
Hi Mark, thank you for staying with us, and thank you for your kind words about Breezy Oak Villa.
There is a separate page of detailed instructions for the alarm provided to all guests on their Online Reservations Page on our system, but I will use your comments as a suggestion and update the instructions card on the wall next to the keypad to include arming instructions (not just disarming as it does now).
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the VR business, holds on credit cards for deposits are not something typically done or something we have access to like hotels do. Although our T&Cs allows for one month to return the deposit (which allows enough time for utility bills to be received and reviewed if necessary) it is only in the rarest of circumstances that we would take that amount of time to process a security deposit refund. We understand that it can be great if it is credited to one's account within the same billing cycle, so we try very hard to refund them just as soon as we possibly can. (For example, yours is being refunded within two days of your departure.) For many guests (depending upon how much they use their credit card) even charging it in one month and refunded in the next will not dramatically affect their cash flow, as the credit will reduce their payment the next month. In fact, our Security/Account deposit procedures result in holding deposits for a much shorter time than is typically experienced by HomeAway/VRBO guests, as we only collect them just before arrival, and refund just as soon afterward as we can (they are often collected 8 weeks prior to arrival with many other properties).
Mark and his wife were great guests, and we hope to be able to welcome them back soon!
Family vacation 2019
The house she was very clean and cozy. I loved the fact that there were no rear neighbors and all you saw were beautiful plants and you can hear the animals. We even heard alligators grunting in the bushes. We were hoping to see some but we didn't any. We found a frog in our pool and my daughter enjoyed playing with it and then setting it free. The owner Robert was very accommodating and he answered all of my questions. We had a wonderful time and it was a great house to come home 2 after a long day at the parks. There were plenty of towels for the pool and the lights in the pool would change colors at night so we would play volleyball and had a blast. The pool was so warm that you did not get shocked getting into it. We would just jump in and it felt great. I would definitely recommend this House 2 anyone who wants to feel like they are in a nature preserve but still close enough to civilization. It was very relaxing. They even had a dragon fruit tree in the front and I wanted to pick one but they were not ripe yet. I found that very cool. Thank you Robert for inviting us to your beautiful home and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors. You were very awesome with answering all of my questions and we hope your home is available next year as well because we would definitely come back. Thank you very much for everything. God bless you.
Thank you Janice. I enjoyed corresponding with you and it was really great to have you and your family stay with us. I'm glad you enjoyed the color changing lights in the pool and how warm it is. It truly is a relaxing place to enjoy the Florida surroundings! The noisiest animals in the forest at night are actually armadillos as they go rooting around for bugs in the forest. They sound huge! We have never seen an alligator near the property either... not in ten years! For a long time I heard what I thought were alligators, but then discovered that the sound I was hearing was one of the calls that the many resident cranes in the area make. (He was standing on the driveway calling so I know it was him!) I'm very pleased that you enjoyed the privacy and landscaping of Breezy Oak Villa. It truly makes the property special and unique! Please come back and enjoy it soon! :) We look forward to you returning and staying with us again.
It really is private and refreshing
The place was nice and relaxing. It made for a great family getaway.
Thanks Charles! Please come back again soon! :)
SouthWest of Orlando and just outside of the tourist zone around Disney World, Breezy Oak Villa provides privacy and safety for your family, in an area where you can enjoy an evening stroll by the lake, and have your kids outside unattended. There are no gates at the entrance of Thousand Oaks – we don’t need them! The best way to be safe in the Orlando area is to stay in a very safe area.
This gem of a home is tucked away on the edge of our quiet beautiful community, beside pure virgin forest, allowing you to experience a bit of the ‘real’ Florida. When you need to escape the hustle of the theme parks, wind down and cool off, this hidden Florida home provides the perfect retreat!
Situated in a nature conservation area 2 miles south of the Walt Disney World property boundary, you have quick access to Universal Studios, Sea World, shopping and dining, and 5 incredible golf courses minutes away. LegoLand is approximately 30 minutes drive to the South. Within about an hour’s drive are Daytona Beach and the Kennedy Space Centre on the Atlantic Coast, and Tampa & Busch Gardens on the Gulf Coast.
The villa is easily reached from Orlando International Airport via the Central Florida GreeneWay and I-4, the Interstate Highway which is just five minutes away.
Convenient to Disney? On most evenings you can hear the fireworks going off at Epcot from our doorstep! You can drive from the villa to the parking lot of the Magic Kingdom (at the far north end of the Disney resort) in less than 15 minutes!
Breezy Oak Villa is close enough for convenience, but off the beaten path enough to provide you with all the safety, rest and relaxation you need!